West Indies to stay under 7-day quarantine in Bangladesh
West Indies will have to stay quarantined for seven days when they arrive in Bangladesh for a full series in January 2021.
Previously, BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury had told that West Indies would not have to remain in mandatory quarantine. But that decision has now been changed.
A two-member inspection team from Cricket West Indies visited the host cities Chattogram and Dhaka for the tour. CWI is impressed with the overall management.
Dr Akshai Mansingh, who is in the medical panel of ICC and CWI as well a CWI director, confirmed the touring members will have to test negative three times in seven days. Prior to that, a compulsory negative certificate is required to land in Bangladesh.
“That’s why the dates are still up in the air. According to Covid protocols, there will be at least seven days where we have to make sure we are not contaminating Bangladesh. So we have to make sure we are in quarantine. It is not just days, but negative tests as well. There have to be at least one negative tests before coming and three negative tests while in Bangladesh. That period is usually seven days, and that’s why the exact dates have to be worked out now.”
“Certainly for the first three days, we suggest in-room quarantine. After the third day, we do a second test. After that is negative, we would like to do some practicing within our squad, but not exposing ourselves to anybody else until seven days are passed. We will have inter-squad practice and activities. After Day 7, the recommendation is that we should have net sessions with Bangladeshi players,” Mansingh told the media on Wednesday.
The schedule for three Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is in January-February is yet to be finalised.